Nothing boosts a series’s popularity like an anime adaptation, and that certainly seems to hold true for Tsukiya’s The Yakuza’s Guide to Babysitting manga. The series kicked off its run on webcomic site Comic Ride Pixiv in June 2018 before moving to Comic ELMO in May 2020, and the eighth collected volume hit shelves in Japan on July 11, 2022. Now, Japanese publisher Micro Magazine has announced that the series officially has over one million copies in circulation in Japan.
Prior to the airing of the TV anime in July, The Yakuza’s Guide to Babysitting manga had around 500,000 copies in circulation, so that number has doubled in the matter of a single television season.
All eight volumes so far:
Kaiten Books publishes the English version of the series and describes it like so:
WHO’S YOUR NANNY? Kirishima Toru is the right-hand man of the Sakuragi crime family. For him, the job is a perfect excuse to let his violent instincts run wild, earning him the nickname “the Demon of Sakuragi”. It seems like nothing will stand in the way of his vicious nature. But then one day, he receives an assignment like never before from the boss—babysitting his daughter! This is the heartwarming (or is it bloodcurdling?) story of a little girl and her yakuza caretaker!
You can catch the anime on Crunchyroll.
Via Crunchyroll News